Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Justice NV Ramana took oath as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI) on April 24. He was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu along with other dignitaries were present at the ceremony. Justice NV Ramana succeeded Justice SA Bobde and became the 48th person to hold the post of Chief Justice of India.
PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda met on Friday evening sparking speculations of a possible Cabinet reshuffle. Some ministers were also present in Friday's meeting. It was the first in a series where the PM will review the performances of various ministers, as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic abates.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday arrived in New Delhi, where he met Amit Shah and is likely to meet PM odi and BJP chief JP Nadda; Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urged the minority community to adopt a “decent family planning policy” to reduce poverty; The Nigerian government has officially joined Indian Twitter-alternative Koo after the country banned Twitter following the suspension of its president's account. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inspected an under construction 1000-bedded COVID Care Center in Sagar on May 09. The senior officials of Bharat Oman Refinery Limited were also present. This temporary COVID-19 facility will boost emergency healthcare in Sagar.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan flagged-off first supply of UCO-based biodiesel blended High Speed Diesel (HSD) under Expression of Interest (EoI) scheme. The event was held via video conferencing on May 04.
BJP National Vice President Mukul Roy ditched the BJP to go back to the Trinamool fold, ending weeks of speculation. Roy & his son Subhrangshu Roy met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today at TMC bhawan in Kolkata. Why did he quit?
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Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty was on Wednesday questioned by the Kolkata Police over a controversial speech while campaigning during West Bengal assembly polls. The questioning was held virtually after an FIR was registered in Maniktala against Chakraborty.
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Once a close aide of Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy, who joined the BJP with much fanfare, is likely to return to Trinamool Congress along with his son Subhrangshu Roy. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Delhi as murmurs grow against him in the party and his government's handling of the pandemic. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma touched a nerve today saying social menaces like land encroachment can be solved if the immigrant Muslims follow a family planning norms and control their population. India reported 91,702 new COVID-19 cases and 3,403 new deaths today. India's test positivity rate continues to decline. It stands at 4.48 per cent, the fourth straight day that it is below the 5 per cent-mark.
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A doctor in Assam's Hojai, around 140 km from state capital Guwahati, was brutally assaulted by relatives of a patient and also allegedly by locals. Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati was on duty at a Covid hospital when one patient died and an argument started by the relatives escalated into assault.
As official trends show Bharatiya Janata Praty (BJP) is set to retain power in Assam, BJP workers celebrated by distributing sweets at party office in Guwahati on May 02. In the 126-seat Assam Assembly, BJP is leading in 57 seats with its allies ahead on around 20. Voting for these elections took place in three phases between March 27 and April 6.
Assam's Sonitpur experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the morning of April 28. The tremors were felt even in Guwahati which is more than 180 km from Sonitpur. A residential building in Beltola town of Guwahati was also impacted by the earthquake. The Lakshmi Apartment has been damaged with several cracks following the earthquake. Fearing their lives, the residents of the apartment building are moving out. The building was later inspected by the officials of police and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force).
"Congress got Subhas Chandra Bose killed," alleged BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj while addressing a public rally on January 23 in Unnao. Sparking the controversy further, he claimed that neither Mahatma Gandhi..